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SUMMER DUNES ECO-PHOTO EXCURSION Experience the natural beauty of the world largest freshwater sand dunes that juts 450 feet from Lake Michigan. Take inspiring photos of aqua-blue water, sweeping dunes and spectacular vistas in a single day. Explore area forests to capture dazzling photos of native wildflowers, ponds and birds and more. Enjoy close ups to telephoto opportunities.
Join naturalist photographer, Mark S. Carlson and digital photography expert, Bob Grzesiak to: • Learn fundamental photography skills • Learn your camera’s features and operation • Enjoy expert group instruction while in the field • Experience unique habitats and eco-systems
Open to all photographers regardless of skill, experience or camera equipment. Driving and walking tour; 9am to 4pm. Limit 20. Departing from The Homestead Resort; lodging available. Tuition: $149 per person; $50 deposit req. Non-photographer spouse welcome at reduced rates.
This annual festival in Honor began in 1967, celebrating the ‘salmon run’ up the Benzie County rivers. Honor, considered the ‘birthplace’ of salmon in the state of Michigan, is the first salmon were planted, in the Platte River. Parade, Carnival, Car show, Arts & Crafts, Flea Market, Beer tent, Horseshoe tournament, Smoked fish contest & more for the young. 5K-Walk/Run. For more info call 231-651-0914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self guided wine tour of LPVA member wineries featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. In 2013 we are once again highlighting local foods, and each winery’s food pairing will feature locally sourced items www.lpwines.com/harvest for tickets
Every second Friday and Saturday of August, the Port Oneida Rural Historic District awakens from its peaceful slumber and comes alive with activity true to the period when it was a community of robust settlers.
Visitors take a step back in time at the two-day Port Oneida Fair to experience life as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Take the trolley, hike, bike or drive (if you must!) to the select historic sites where a variety of traditional rural crafts and activities take place. Over 100 demonstrators will be hard at work.
Children can try their hand at crosscut sawing and other farm implements. Oxen cut hay in the fields while artists create paintings inspired by the cultural landscape. Take in a display of antique bicycles, cameras and phonographs. Learn about basket weaving, soapmaking, buttermaking, candle dipping, spinning, and fur trapping. Satisfy your curiosity and walk through many of the historic farmhouses and barns that will be open for tours.
Spend your day at the Port Oneida Fair and then sit down for our 2nd annual old-fashioned chicken dinner at the Charles and Hattie Olsen Farm! Dinner includes 1/2 a chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, roll, beverage and dessert. Proceeds benefit the Port Oneida Fair so we can “keep it FREE”!
Tickets will go on sale in July online and at the M-22 store/chamber of commerce in Glen Arbor or with a check at the Olsen House (see directions).
BUY YOUR TICKETS BY 9am August 6th to guarantee a dinner.
Dinner: 4:30 – 6:30
Music and Dancing until 8:00 pm
We’ll have great music again to entertain you during dinner for some toe-tapping fun! Take the family through the farm fields on the tractor haywagon rides while you’re here, and try for first place at our cherry pie eating contest! And definitely stay to dance to down-home fiddle music.
About 200 people enjoyed the event last year and we’re expecting an even bigger crowd this year so get your tickets now
RUN FOR THE FARMS! (and the lighthouses, log cabins, inns…actually all of the amazing historic properties in the Park)!
Come out to the farm for the 4th annual 5K run/walk through the beautiful scenery of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore supports preservation of the Park’s historic resources. The trail run is a loop course on the Bayview Trail, offering a unique tour of the Port Oneida Rural Historic District – “one of the most prized historic landscapes in the country”! The course meanders through the pastoral landscape of farmsteads from the late 1800s nestled among the hills, and along the shores of Lake Michigan. The start and finish points are at the Park’s historic Olsen farmstead which Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear restored in 2004.
Organized by Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear, a nonprofit partner of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Your participation supports a place we all love and care about.
Project Description: PHSB volunteers will make their fifth trek to North Manitou Island this August to spend 10 days working on the Katie Shepard Hotel on “Cottage Row”. We have hopes of restoring this for use once again as a boarding house for overnight rustic accommodations. Here’s an opportunity to enjoy North Manitou Island. We’ll be completing restoration of the exterior, and will continue major work on the interior restoration. We’ll also be doing vegetation removal. Participants will be coming and going depending on their availability. Volunteers must sign up for a minimum of two nights, three days work. Island projects are our most popular – so sign up soon! Space is limited. Registration is required.